I’ve been guilty of WBN (wicked blog neglect) and for that I apologize unreservedly. Work has got busy – seriously cutting into my goofing off time – and my book is going well. So far. My critique partners are intelligent and talented, and help keep my verbs lovely and active when I very much err to the passive.
My ankles are much better and I’ve found a bunch of new websites to crush on and to use as my master procrastination tool. I’m wicked looking forward to Paranormalcy coming out in September (I’ve already pre-ordered!) and I’m super-excited to be visiting my home country in July.
But aside from all that exuberance – things are trotting on fairly normally. I’ve downloaded some great research books to my beloved Kindle and have been using the old “I’m kind of writing because I’m reading about writing” excuse.
But reading YA and books like True Blood etc on my Kindle always brings me down a little. I’m in the midst of reading about fraught vampire relationships (and similar), feel sleepy, so I slide my little power button over and whoosh… Albert Einstein or Virginia Woolf is looking at up me, judging me for reading such frivolous material. And I go to sleep feeling a little – well, lacking in the literary gene.
So – I’m thinking of starting a petition for Kindle to use more contemporary author screen savers – or even cartoons - so that whatever you’re reading will feel positively high-brow when you close your Kindle with Bart Simpson looking at you.
Ideas for new screen savers anyone?